The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Thank you so much Amra for nominating me for this award.

Amra loves writing,and she writes about poetry and global issues.I got to know about some really good books at her blog.Do visit her blog”Perfect the Days” for a good reading experience.

Award Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions from your nominators.
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

Amra’s questions for me

What is your purpose behind blogging?

Well, I feel more connected with myself when I write.But yes blogging entails sharing the writings,so the sharing part gives me a chance to connect with people who have a similar affection towards writing.And I am glad I did get to connect with a lot of people who love to write,it gives me inspiration and new ideas and also a kind of freedom where I can feel more comfortable in expressing myself.

What is your most popular post,provide link.

My most popular post was a short story I had heard in a spiritual meet.The story was so pleasing I always narrated it to my friends.And when I started blogging,it was one of the first entries I started off with,and it was received quite well.It is titled “Thank God”

https://dancingwithmosquitoes.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/thank-god/

What advice will you give to a newbie blogger?

To be very clear about the objective of blogging.Why am I starting a blog? Who am I writing it for? How should I measure whether I am achieving my goals or not?Once clear about these points,one can be very precise about what contents to post and how to carry forward the blog.

What is your favourite book/movie or both?

It is always very difficult for me to answer for a favourite book.(there are so many!) But to name a few I would say

Siddhartha  by Herman Hesse  :  A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle   :  The Winged Word,which is a collection of classical poetry  :  Tales of Mystery and Terror by Edgar Allan Poe : Sphere by Michael Crichton : The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons (by Dan Brown)

Movies,I watch very less,but yes I did love Psycho and Rear Window(Alfred Hitchcock) Jaws and The Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)  Signs, The Village and Unbreakable (M Night Shyamalan)

Place you would like to visit

All the places associated with mystery and adventure- Egypt(The Pyramids),Greece,Italy,France(The illuminati legend,Leornado da Vinci, Galileo),El Dorado,Machu Picchu, Bermuda Triangle,Easter Island, Mexico (Aztec) and probably outer space.

Do you like horror movies,if so which one?

No..not much into movies.

From where do you get inspiration for writing?

Fellow bloggers!

And yes,from the books I read.I keep observing things going around me and I like listening to people talk,sometimes some perspectives are so interesting I build some write up  on that.And yes I do take long walks alone in silence.Most of my ideas get structured in the course.

Have you ever met with a car accident,what did it teach you?

Never met with one.But I guess it will teach you to drive safely.

What is your biggest dream?

To become a traveller,thinker,writer.

If you could time travel,what would you like to change?

I never thought.I think I would like to time travel but wont want to change anything.Just like to see things happening again,like re reading a lovely novel.

What is the happiest moment in your life?

There are many.In general spending time with my family during holidays, and also while celebrating a success that is earned though challenging my own capabilities,those moments I relish to the fullest.

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Thankyou so much Amra for giving me this opportunity to share my thoughts.I am really grateful to you.

And as to nominate 11 people, I think I can ask …

Mitch sir, whose humor is class apart and whose poetry is always a delight to read.He is a fantastic storyteller (writer, filmmaker, public speaker) and recently declared Mr.Epically awesome.

Mike sir,whose thoughtful commentaries on varieties of topics are thought provoking.His fantasy, science fiction, and literary stories have been featured in Space Squid, Kzine, Bewildering Stories, Mystic Signals, Fabula Argentea, and Fiction 365.

Donna mam, who is a refined writer,poetess and flash fiction author; and one of the first persons who ‘followed’ by blog and I was so happy!

Miss Alixa ,who writes so effortlessly and paints pictures with her words deftly!

Miss Sarah, who writes encouraging posts and helps people who have had traumatic past.She is an inspiration!

Miss Drem , the personification of poetry! Her poetry is very profound and deep.She writes such fine poems everyday and that is very encouraging.

Jacquline mam, who is such an affable persona and with a very fine sense of humor.

Russel sir, whose artworks are so much filled with truth and mysticism at the same time.

Miss Portergirl whose vivid and colourful stories of old college is so entertaining and funny,one can’t miss it

Ana mam, who blends humor very nicely in her writing and she just got her book published “Shizzle Inc” which is getting so much appreciation at amazon.com!

And Miss thenighttimediary , whose poetry and prose is so serene, candid and full of love, they are always a delight to read!

And my questions would be..

  1. What is your purpose behind blogging?
  2. What are the things you are most passionate about in life?
  3. What is that one book and movie you want all your friends to ‘must read’ and ‘must watch’?
  4. A place you would like to visit.
  5. From where do you usually gain inspiration for writing?
  6. How did you decide on the name of your blog?
  7. If you could time travel, which century will you like to go to?
  8. One silly thing you did which makes you laugh every time you recall it.
  9. If you are opening a package labeled “surprise gift for you” what will you want to be inside it?
  10. One thing you want to tell your followers to know about you,which you never told!
  11. Which character from a fiction will you like to be like?

 

 

 

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